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Obese Women Convert Carbohydrate to Fat Faster Than Lean Women

De novo lipogenesis is the metabolic route by which mammals convert excessive dietary carbohydrates into fat. Given the prevalence of highly refined carbohydrates in the American diet, this process may play a significant role in the increase in obesity in the U.S. population.

Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

It is not known why some people get type 1 diabetes (diabetes that starts early in life), but there has been a suggestion that if children have a diet lacking in Vitamin D, they may go on to develop diabetes.

Depression Worsens Outcome in Diabetes

A diabetic person's emotional state may affect the progression of complications of the disease, suggests a new analysis of 27 studies that link depression to various diabetes complications.

Study Indicates Special Vaccines Could Prevent Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

Results of a new medical study suggest that vaccines can be made that would inhibit development of insulin-dependent diabetes.

Obese Black Teens At High Risk For Diabetes, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that obese Black teenagers have a greater risk of developing diabetes as adults than do their white counterparts.

Israeli Scientists Block the Progression of Type I Diabetes

A team of researchers led has developed a unique approach for halting the progression of Type I (juvenile or insulin-dependent) diabetes.

Managing High Blood Pressure In Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers Could Save Lives

High blood pressure has been known to be a bad companion of diabetes for many years. New papers offer clinicians some effective treatment options for diabetes sufferers with high blood pressure.

Early Promise for Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

A preliminary study in a recent issue of THE LANCET suggests that injection of a specific peptide in patients with early type 1 diabetes could stop disease progression.

Obese People Suffer Bias From a Variety of Societal Sources, Including Their Own Physicians

Data presented shows conclusively that overweight people are subject to bias even from physicians whose primary focus is the treatment of obesity.

World’s Largest Cholesterol-Lowering Trial Reveals Massive Benefits for High-Risk Patients

Around a third of all heart attacks and strokes can be avoided in people at risk of vascular disease by using statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – irrespective of the person’s age or sex, and even if their cholesterol levels do not seem high.

Rapid Infant Weight Gain May Predict Childhood Obesity

Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia find that rapid rates of weight gain during infancy could be linked to obesity later in childhood.

Immune System Discovery May Lead to Preventive Therapy For Diabetes

By manipulating a cell that controls the immune system’s response to infections, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their colleague have prevented the onset of diabetes in mice predisposed to the disease. The finding one day may lead to the development of a preventive therapy for people at risk for type 1 diabetes.

Study Finds Colesevelam Effective in Reducing LDL Cholesterol

Colesevelam hydrochloride appears to be an effective lipid-lowering agent that significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Unique UNC Study Confirms Suspected Worldwide Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

Twenty-five of every 100 U.S. children are either overweight or obese, but children from other major nations are beginning to weigh too much as well, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. Sixteen percent of Russian youths are overweight or downright fat, and the figure for Chinese children is 7 percent.

Nurses Health Study Links Dietary Glycemic Load with Cardiovascular Risk Factors

A study by Liu et al. strengthens the evidence that glycemic load, a measure of carbohydrate intake, can predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, especially in those who are insulin resistant.

Nearly Two-thirds of GPs are Unaware that Insulin Resistance, a Fundamental Cause of Type...

While GPs’ understanding of the definition of insulin resistance is excellent (85% know it is the inability of the body to respond to its own insulin), the number of patients that it affects is being greatly underestimated.

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